Keep moving. There is nothing POSITIVE to see here.
When we look at the pandemic the world is facing, we often lean to the bottle as half empty – look again, it is half full.
With just too many companies to list, here is just a peek at the positives things major companies are doing throughout the United States and with others helping abroad.
More than 450 business CEOs and investors have signed an open letter calling for the US private sector to lead the fight in halting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Ford partnering with GE, 3M to build ventilators, respirators, face shields
- MGM Resorts International donated 480,000 pounds of food to food banks and communities across the US.
- Microsoft kicks in $1 million toward Seattle-based fund for coronavirus response as Washington state
- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s in-house team of literacy and education experts has created a toolkit of high-quality online resources that can be used anytime, anywhere, helping parents navigate the vast amount of available options.
- LinkedIn is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
- Grocery stores throughout the country are opening earlier for senior citizens and immunocompromised people so they can shop without being exposed to larger crowds.
- U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to college students who are displaced due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Louis Vuitton’s parent company will use its cosmetics and perfume manufacturing facilities to make free alcohol-based sanitizers amid the global shortage.
- L’Oréal will also start producing hand sanitizer in its facilities.
- Burger King is giving away two free kids’ meals with any purchase made via the Burger King app.
- Designer Christian Siriano’s sewing team is making masks for healthcare workers.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple will be donating “millions” of masks to health workers in the US and Europe.
- Apple for donating 9 million N95 face masks to health-care workers
- Uber Eats is donating 300,000 meals to first responders and healthcare workers.
- Facebook donated 720,000 masks that were leftover from the California wildfires.
- Salesforce donated 9,000 masks to the University of California Medical Center.
- Johnson & Johnson has donated masks, isopropyl alcohol, and contact lenses to hospitals and medical workers.
- NBA players are donating money to cover salaries of hourly workers amid the suspended season.
- Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers of their Creative Cloud apps the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators.
- McDonald’s has stated that it will cover sick leave for any employees at corporate-owned locations who are asked to quarantine for two weeks.
- Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Google, T-Mobile, and Sprint have signed a pledge to keep Americans internet-connected for the next 60 days, even if people cannot afford to pay.
- Delta’s CEO is forgoing his salary for the year to try and diminish layoffs.
- Disney has closed its parks and cruises in response to coronavirus. They have promised to continue paying their employees during the closure and will give refunds to all those who had planned on visiting.
- Hilton is waiving cancellation fees to their hotels for people in coronavirus infected countries.
- U-Haul has announced 30 days of free self-storage to all college students who have been impacted by schedule changes at their universities.
- Microsoft will donate 240,000 surgical masks and 30,000 box lunches to help people during the coronavirus outbreak
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